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We are now at Alert Level 2, all children can return to school.
Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 9th September. Children will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering the bus, face masks are optional for students. We will be tracking all students using the bus, keeping a register when they arrive at school. At level 2 students need to use only the main bus that is their usual one. We provide the bus company with a list of students which needs to remain the same at level 2. Students will have to get off at Awanui School and at level 2 not travel to town.
We will be reviewing Health and Safety guidelines to ensure that students at school are kept safe. This will involve spacing children in classrooms and reinforcing hygiene requirements. Playgrounds will be open, but again students will be encouraged to maintain space between them and their friends.
School lunches will again be provided, so students only need to bring their morning tea.
Drinking fountains will not be open. All students will need to bring a water bottle from home and we will ensure we have water available for students to refill their bottles. This is really important.
Children must not attend if they are unwell. Parents are asked to keep their child home if they are unwell. Children who become unwell during the school day will be sent home. This includes a runny nose, cough and/or frequent sneezing.
We encourage parents/caregivers who are dropping off or picking up students to do this at the parent car park as usual and to stay in their cars.
(Please do not enter the school grounds unless it is absolutely necessary). There will be a QR code on the front gate which we encourage everyone to scan for tracking purposes. Anyone coming onto the school grounds will need to sign in on the tablet in the office area. We ask you to also stay in your car for pick ups at the end of the day.
Key Health Messages
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle everyday to school. School water fountains are closed.
We can fill these up during the day.
The key health message from the government is to stay home if you are sick. This is really important for all students and staff. If a student arrives at school displaying the following symptoms, or develops these symptoms, during the day we will contact you to collect them from school. A reminder of the public health measures when to stay home which we are all following at school:
A runny nose
A sore throat
Hygiene measures we follow at school which are used at all levels:
Basic hygiene measures are the most important way to stop the spread of infections, including COVID-19. Basic hygiene measures include:
• hand hygiene – that is, washing hands regularly with soap and water, or cleansing with hand sanitiser.
• staying at home if you are sick.
• coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow and then performing hand hygiene. Daily monitoring and reteaching as needed.
We have introduced wiping all surfaces twice during the day and a thorough clean after school.
Buses There are no bus changes at level 2 and limited visitors on site. We do have specialist people working onsite, following our safety practices.